‘First Chance’ to Provide Gunshot Training for Residents

‘First Chance’ to Provide Gunshot Training for Residents

As part of a national effort, residents will receive emergency training on how to assist in saving the lives of gunshot victims.

‘First Chance’ to Provide Gunshot Training for Residents

The moments after a shooting are critical. A gunshot victim hit in the upper arm or thigh can bleed out in two minutes.

Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia is enlisting neighborhood residents – most of them poor, Black and living in violent areas – in a program, called "Fighting Chance."



The doctors and nurses conducting the training have plenty of experience, as the hospital treats at least 400 shooting victims a year.

Read more at JET.

 





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